Sunday, January 30, 2011
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Wishing you a wonderful weekend!
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Wednesday, January 26, 2011
"What has fallen by the way-side due to a new transition?"Or in other words, getting back on track! This is perfect for me this week. I really need to dust off my daily docket, because I've been off my schedule the past couple of days. Monday was a great day with a friend, and her 3 boys. Tuesday was Seany's swim lessons, and Rayzor's carpool to pick up. Add on to that Benny being his typical 2 year old self, Baby MC getting a little cold, and some things that were weighing heavy on my mind. On a good note, I am becoming a little obsessed about running, and Ryan and I might be posting more thoughts on our journey as beginner runners as well as trying to accomplish our goals. (By the way, Ryan and I joined Daily Mile, so feel free to click on the link to the right to "friend" us on there!)
Monday, January 24, 2011
"To be grateful for the good things that happen in our lives is easy, but to be grateful for all of our lives-the good as well as the bad, the moments of joy as well as the moments of sorrow, the successes as well as the failures, the rewards as well as the rejections-that requires hard spiritual work. Still, we are only truly grateful people when we can say thank you to all that has brought us to the present moment. As long as we keep dividing our lives between events and people we would like to remember and those we would rather forget, we cannot claim the fullness of our beings as a gift of God to be grateful for.
Let's not be afraid to look at everything that has brought us to where we are now and trust that we will soon see in it the guiding hand of a loving God."~~ Henri Nouwen
Today I am joining in with Ann over at A Holy Experience and hundreds of others who are also on their own 1000 Gift Lists journey. Care to join me? These are in no particular order...
131. Quiet house at day's end... 132. Teen who let's 3 year old brother sleep with him... 133. Sleep sighs from the baby... 134. Darkness... 135. Icy roads that keep us home... 136. Fans and white noise... 137. A (finally) tuckered out 2 year old... 138. A Rosary said before bed... 139. Heavy lids... 140. Reading before sleep... 141. The way 3 year old says she's instead of her... 142. Comforting the crier/screamer... 143. The way 2 year old and 9 month old interact... 144. Boys love of cousin B... 145. My relationship with Aunt M...more than just an aunt...more like sister and friend rolled into one...time spent with her is a gift... 146. Hot soup ready when he walks in the door... 147. Watching teen and 2 year old playing outside... 148. Teen boy who does diapers... 149. Needed rest for 7 year old... 150. Letting brothers, age 5 and 3, duke it out...don't worry...the 3 year old holds his own...151. So blessed to be able to fall in love 8 times... 152. So blessed to have easy pregnancies... 153. So blessed to have easy births... 154. So blessed to have big healthy babies... 155. So blessed to have wide hips!... 156. So blessed to have an easy going temperament... 157. Ryan and I will be running a 5K on Superbowl Sunday... 158. Ryan is open to Life... 159. I'm a runner... 160. I was open to Life 14 years ago...
Friday, January 21, 2011
Wishing you a wonderful weekend!
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Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Monday, January 17, 2011
Many voices ask for our attention. There is a voice that says, "Prove that you are a good person." Another voice says, "You'd better be ashamed of yourself." There also is a voice that says, "Nobody really cares about you," and one that says, "Be sure to become successful, popular, and powerful." But underneath all these often very noisy voices is a still, small voice that says, "You are my Beloved, my favor rests on you." That's the voice we need most of all to hear. To hear that voice, however, requires special effort; it requires solitude, silence, and a strong determination to listen.
That's what prayer is. It is listening to the voice that calls us "my Beloved." ~ Henri Nouwen
Today I am joining in with Ann over at A Holy Experience and hundreds of others who are on their own 1000 Gift Lists journey. Care to join me? These are in no particular order...
121. An extended week-end... 122. Chicken soup made with love by husband... 123. Toy Story... 124. Kids that sleep all night... 125. Old friends... 126. Husband and I growing old together... 127. Girls day at the mall with Geema... 128. Finally reading The 5 Love Languages... 129. New friends... 130. Experiences in life that keep me humble...
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Your child needs stories. Here are just a few of the many reasons why:1. Stories help children understand their place in the world.2. A story can help your child cope with a difficult experience or situation.3. Learning to tell stories helps your child become socially proficient.4. Storytelling can be the perfect way to impart a life lesson.5. It has been shown that telling stories about your own childhood is one of the most powerful ways to strengthen the child-parent bond.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
We know that part of creating predictability requires us to be organized and prepared for the onslaught of tasks of work and school. Creating rhythm for cleaning, meals, morning and bedtime routines...these are the rhythms, the heart beats of our days. For the next 1/2 of the year to go smoothly take this opportunity to plan ahead!For this week's small change: What needs your extra preparation this week in order to help and support you in keeping your daily life more organized and calm?